Wisconsin Fishing Reports

Wisconsin Outdoor News Fishing Report – Dec. 1, 2017

ASHLAND AREA Anglers can find some good fishing on Lake Superior and Chequamegon Bay if they can dodge the weather. Bring cold-weather gear. Brown trout, splake, and a few cohos are finally showing up off the Onion and Sioux rivers. Most anglers who were reporting success are flat-lining shad-style crankbaits. The tributary river fishing  season closed Nov. 15 – and…

Wisconsin Outdoor News Fishing Report – Oct. 20, 2017

ASHLAND AREA Chequamegon Bay water temperatures are finally dropping into the 50s and the fish are responding. Smallie fishing picked up last week as fish started to school in some of their normal fall haunts. Anglers reported success on suckers, though ripping jigging spoons is effective at times. Walleye anglers drifting suckers are catching fish on drops into the channel…

Wisconsin Outdoor News Fishing Report – Sept. 22, 2017

ASHLAND AREA Fall-like weather started to drop water temperatures, and cohos and brown trout became more prevalent in the Apostle Islands and inside Chequamegon Bay. Anglers are working the triangle from Houghton Point to Long Island to Pikes, running spoons and crankbaits on downriggers, Dipsey divers, and lead-core lines. Fish are suspending at about 20 feet over 60-foot depths, but…

Wisconsin Outdoor News Fishing Report — June 2, 2017

ASHLAND AREA Chequamegon Bay anglers had an interesting time dodging lightning and rain recently, and the bay is red from stream run-off. Smallmouth anglers who know the structure caught fish, even with the poor visibility. There are pre-spawn fish and some fish making beds. Most success is on slowly moved light jigs and plain hooks with plastics, while fly anglers…

Wisconsin Outdoor News Fishing Report — March 10, 2017

ASHLAND AREA Chequamegon Bay ice conditions are deteriorating rapidly; check with the local bait shops before going out. Angler’s All, (715) 682-5754. River Rock, (715) 682-3232. CUMBERLAND AREA Most shorelines and main lake ice was still holding up well last week. ATVs or walking continue to be safe means of travel, but with vehicles no longer recommended, fishing pressure has…

Wisconsin Outdoor News Fishing Report — Jan. 27, 2017

ASHLAND AREA Anglers are driving trucks from the city landing and the landing behind Anglers All, but do not assume the ice is safe – check it yourself! At Second Landing, anglers are still using snowmobiles and ATVs. On the Washburn side, anglers are using only machines out to Houghton Point and the channel between Houghton and Long Island where…